Executive Chef Eric McCarthy One of Seven Chefs at Chefs for Impact
On November 19th, 2015, Chef Eric McCarthy participated in the “Chefs for Impact” event – a celebration of food and culture to bring e-learning to children in Africa.
The event, hosted at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center, featured seven acclaimed chefs creating dishes from a wide variety of cuisines, as well as a live cocktail hour, and both a silent and live auction. Alongside Chef McCarthy were Chef Eric Simeon, Chef Mark Henegan, Chef Paul Denamiel, Chef Christopher Burgess, Chef Rhonda Crosson, and Chef Matt Swanston.
The beneficiary of the fundraiser, Impact Network, will use the funds to bring eLearning to children in Africa who wouldn’t otherwise have an education. Through their eSchool 360 program, Impact Network provides high-quality education year after year for less than $3 a month per student. eSchool 360 is already running in 10 schools in rural Zambia, and is currently being scaled internationally.
Chef McCarthy contributed two hors d’oeuvres and two desserts to the event, including:
- Tulsi Paneer cheese with fresh basil, roasted garlic & cranberry chutney
- Lamb samosa with ginger, spices & cilantro
- Lagan nu Custard | Traditional Parsi baked pudding with egg, milk & cinnamon nuts
- Lauki Halwa | Green pumpkin chocolate covered pumpkin candy, wafer & vanilla sauce